The Alpine Botanical Garden



Located at the Lautaret pass since 1899, the Alpine Botanical Garden benefits from an exceptional geographical, geological and climatic situation. This makes it a favorable place for the development of a rich and very diverse flora. Thus, more than 1500 species of plants meet in the wild in the three communes of La Grave, Villar d’Arene and Monêtier-Les-Bains.





The Alpine Botanical Garden is part of the Joseph Fourier Alpine Station (SAJF), a mixed service unit (Université Grenoble Alpes and CNRS) that is a member of OSUG. The Garden is invested in global seed exchange networks and is regularly enriched by new species from alpine environments around the world. It is therefore possible to visit on a small area of 3 hectares the Himalayas, New Zealand, Patagonia, rocky mountains, the Caucasus, ...!
- More information : Consult the Garden promotional brochure (in french)



Practical information

- Opening from the first weekend of June to the first weekend of September from 10h to 18h.

- Prices 7€ (Normal), 5€ (Reduced : young people from 12 to 18 years old, students, people with reduced mobility, groups of more than 10 people), Free (Children under 12, staff and students of the University University Grenoble Alpes)

- Accessibility : circuit set up in 2012 and allowing access to about 60% of the Garden

- Adress Jardin botanique alpin du Lautaret
05480 Villar-d’Arène

►In July / August, every Monday at 17h, public conferences are organized at the Gallerie de l’Alpe.

► Every summer, free guided tours are offered every day in June, July and August at 10:30, 14:30 and 16:00 (reservations required for groups, by mail or, in season on the phone +334 92 24 41 62)